Effects of Part-Time Job to Academic Performance Among Fourth Year College Students

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Australian Council for Educational Research

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LSAY Research Reports Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY)

3-1-1999

The effects of part-time work on school students
Lyn Robinson
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Follow this and additional works at: http://research.acer.edu.au/lsay_research Part of the Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons Recommended Citation Robinson, Lyn, "The effects of part-time work on school students" (1999). LSAY Research Reports. Longitudinal surveys of Australian youth research report ; n.9 http://research.acer.edu.au/lsay_research/18 This Report is brought to you for free and open access by the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) at ACEReSearch. It has been accepted for inclusion in LSAY Research Reports by an authorized administrator of ACEReSearch. For more information, please contact mcdowell@acer.edu.au.

Published 1999 by The Australian Council for Educational Research Ltd 19 Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell, Victoria, 3124, Australia. Copyright © 1999 Australian Council for Educational Research ISBN 0 86431 324 1

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Tables ...................................................................................................................................................... iv EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .......................................................................................................................... v INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................................................... 1 SCHOOL STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCE OF PART-TIME WORK ....................................................... 2 Types of Jobs ........................................................................................................................................... 3 Reasons for Working.............................................................................................................................. 4 The Motivation for Working: a Summary........................................................................................... 9 Perceived Effects on Schoolwork ......................................................................................................... 9 Effects on Other Aspects of Life ............................................................................................... .......... 13 Perceived Effects: a Summary ................................................................................................... ......... 16 THE MEASURED EFFECTS OF PART-TIME WORK ON SCHOOLING .................................... 17 Existing Evidence ................................................................................................................................. 17 School Completion ............................................................................................................................... 19 Year 12 Achievement ........................................................................................................................... 22 Part-time Employment and Educational Outcomes: a Summary .................................................. 24 THE INITIAL LABOUR MARKET OUTCOMES OF EMPLOYMENT DURING SECONDARY SCHOOL ................................................................................................. 25 Employment Status at Age 19............................................................................................................. 26 Extent of Unemployment .................................................................................................................... 28 Job Type after Leaving School ............................................................................................................ 31 Income.................................................................................................................................................... 32 Part-time Employment and Labour Market Outcomes: a...
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